History of science

    The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

    By A. C. Grayling

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    Bestselling author A. C. Grayling explains how--fueled by original and unorthodox thinking, war, and technological invention--the seventeenth century became the crucible of modernity.

    Reading Galileo

    By Renee Raphael

    Hardback £34.86

    This important text will be of interest to a wide range of historians-of science, of scholarly practices and the book, and of early-modern intellectual and cultural history.

    Aaron Klug - A Long Way from Durban

    By Kenneth C. Holmes

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    A Nobel prize winner and pioneer of structural molecular biology, Aaron Klug served as Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and President of the Royal Society. Holmes draws on their long-term collaboration, interviews and unique access to Klug's archives to illuminate both his personal life and significant scientific achievements.

    Eureka!

    By Andrew Gregory

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    An exploration of the eruption of scientific activity in the Ancient Greek world

    Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918

    Hardback £60.74

    This book offers the first in-depth study of the masculine self-fashioning of scientific practitioners in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.

    Gravity\'s Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves

    By Harry Collins

    Hardback Save £7.52 = £17.43

    Scientists have been trying to confirm the existence of gravitational waves for fifty years. Then, in September 2015, came a "very interesting event" as the cautious subject line in a physicist's email read that proved to be the first detection of gravitational waves. In Gravity's Kiss, Harry Collins -- who...

    Popularizing Science

    By Krishna Dronamraju

    Hardback Save £0.72 = £25.77

    Evaluates Haldane's social and political background, as well as his scientific creativity and accomplishments.

    Natures in Translation: Romanticism and Colonial Natural History

    By Alan Bewell

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    Ultimately, Natures in Translation demonstrates that-far from being separate from the dominant concerns of British imperial culture-nature was integrally bound up with the business of empire.

    Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

    By Philippa Levine

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    A concise and gripping account of eugenics from its origins in the twentieth century and beyond.

    Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction

    By Charles M. Wynn

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    "Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction" carefully deconstructs five examples of pseudoscience-UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP- and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that the reader can ascertain what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience.

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